Out of upheaval, progress

When a significant earthquake happened in our area, all of us without shelter welcomed the loving help offered by the Red Cross and local hotels. The situation was especially humbling for me because my job had been managing a forty-two-apartment complex. It was gone, along with my lodgings and employment.

Accepting God as the giver of all good, I had trusted His direction in the past when seeking a home or workplace. My faith was sorely tested this time, however, because no one would accept me as a tenant without employment or as an employee without a home. But I knew my loving, Almighty God could never allow His offspring, me or anyone else, to be caught in a faulty system or to fall through the cracks. To accept God as Love and man as His image and likeness leads us to know that all are included in His bountiful provision.

A deadline of Monday had been set by which time I must have my belongings out of the damaged building, and I ordered a moving van for that day, although I had no destination. Then I thanked God once again for the vivid examples of His care in the lives of Bible characters, who, in finding a better understanding of their relation to Him, found answers to challenges. During the Exodus, Moses made great strides in his comprehension of God's power as he accepted the assignment of bringing the children of Israel out of slavery. He had divine Mind's direction all the way; his experience teaches us of the dominion God has given His children over any challenge. Moses was able to say to his ever-doubting followers: "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. ... The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace" (Ex. 14:13, 14).

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October 20, 1997

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